He likes you to call him ScoMo. He lovehttps://www.quarterlyessay.com.au/s being seen with a beer in hand at a Cronulla Sharks game, or wearing a truckers cap woofing down a sausage at a backyard BBQ.
Scott Morrison wants you to think of him as the daggy dad, the top bloke, the bloke down the pub you want to have a beer with.
The truth is, he is none of those things. So why does he do it?
In his new Quarterly Essay, writer Lech Blaine explores the ScMo myth as a political exercise, a class and power pantomime that speaks to the faultlines in Australia’s cultural identity crisis.
Lech joins Francis and Sally on this week’s edition of the podcast.
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